Over the past few days, several Egyptian governorates and cities have been engulfed by a severe wave of flash floods and heavy rains.
At Egyptian Chronicles, Zeinobia reports:
Officially we have a catastrophe in Egypt whether in Sinai or Aswan. Mubarak has Aswan to see the damages there. The communications between the two cities and the outside world are nearly cut. The ministry of health has announced that 4 citizens were killed because of the floods where as 41 citizens have been injured . Of course these are the official numbers , we can expect much larger losses considering the fact there are missing people especially in Al Arish.
In an update, Zeinobia stated that the death toll has increased to 15.
The floods practically left many parts disconnected especially in Sinai.
Alanay, who blogs from Sinai, says:
In Sinai, where houses and vehicles have been swept away, people were angry as relief and support didn't arrive in a timely manner.
Sinai news wrote:
Nawara Negam posted a few videos on her blog showing the extent of the damage.
In an attempt to make up for the shortcomings in the government and official aid sources and aid relief efforts during crises, representatives from political parties and well as NGOs formed a committee to support the floods victims. In their statement they mentioned that an aid convoy had set off to Sinai carrying urgent humanitarian needs:
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